- belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs.
Origin of heteropterous
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Heteropterous: with wings of different texture in different parts.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
In the Heteropterous section it is merely the vertical termination of their narrow nose.
In the Heteropterous section the three axes are evident, but the humeral plate is not easily made out.
It is remarkable only in the Coleoptera and Heteropterous Hemiptera, to which my observations upon it will be confined.
This term may be applied to the Mesothorax in heteropterous Hemiptera, in which that part lies buried under the Prothorax.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Heteroptera, a suborder of hemipterous insects, including bedbugs, water bugs, etc, in which the forewings are membranous but have leathery tipsCompare homopterous
C19: from New Latin Heteroptera, from hetero- + Greek pteron wing
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